Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor alumni, parents and friends share a family bond rooted in over 170 years of rich history. Whether you enjoy connecting with other Baylor alumni and parents through Baylor Alumni Network and other events in your area or through publications like Baylor Magazine, social media tools, or campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming, your role in the family is a vital one. From young grads to members of the Heritage Club and from first-generation parents to those whose Baylor legacies go back many years and to friends new and old, this page provides you with important resources and reminders to make your Baylor connections even more meaningful.

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Welcomes New Assistant Coach

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of former South Alabama women's tennis player Emily Newton as the program's new volunteer assistant coach Tuesday.

Football. No. 4 Football Begins 2015 Campaign on Road at SMU

Baylor, the 2-time reigning Big 12 champion, opens its 2015 season at SMU Friday, Sept. 4, on ESPN.

Cross Country. Cross Country Opens Season Hosting Bear Twilight Invitational

Baylor's cross country teams will open the 2015 season by hosting the annual Bear Twilight Invitational at the Heart of Texas Soccer Complex Tuesday.

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. SMU

Art Briles and players met with the media Monday afternoon to talk about Saturday's game vs. SMU

Baptist News Global: Texas Baptist headquarters building transferred to Baylor nursing school

Aug. 28, 2015
Representatives of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff and Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing joined in a “passing the mantle” ceremony on Aug. 26. After nearly 30 years in the Dallas building, the BGCT has passed the facilities on to Baylor nursing school. “Now, with the Louise Herrington School of Nursing making use of this facility, we Texas Baptists are confident and excited that many lives will enjoy the positive physical benefits of extraordinary nursing care from a spiritual foundation. The future is bright for Texas Baptists and Baylor Nurses,” said BGCT Executive Director David Hardage. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers Louise Herrington School of Nursing.)

Baylor Lariat: New app to increase safety on campus

Aug. 31, 2015
Baylor University has joined the list of colleges using the Rave Guardian app to promote safety on campus. The app allows students, faculty and staff to communicate easily with the police department in the event of an emergency. Quoted are Baylor Police Chief Brad Wigtil and Mark Childers, associate vice president for public safety and security. According to Wigtil, “The ability to communicate with the police department is critical.” Referring to the usefulness of the app, Childers said “If there’s something going on that doesn’t look right, doesn’t seem right, that may be critical, (users) can report that real time and we can respond to it real time and stop whatever the threat is.”

Houston Business Journal: The ABCs of graduate degrees: What’s hot, and why

Aug. 28, 2015
Article about the importance of a master’s degree mentions Baylor University’s online and evening M.B.A. programs to help students with jobs and families. A problem often faced by those pursuing an advanced degree is time away from a paying salary, yet with programs like Baylor’s, time is no longer an issue.

Who’s the most #BaylorProud? Vote now!

A few weeks ago, we asked you, Baylor Nation, to post pictures to Twitter and Instagram of how you show your Baylor pride. After sorting through hundreds of photos, we’ve picked 29 finalists for the “Are You #BaylorProud?” photo contest. Now, it’s your turn to choose the winner. Between now and Sept. 3, go to this photo gallery on the […]

New commercial showcases Baylor professors’ caring nature

Viewers who tune in Friday’s Baylor-SMU football game — a nationally televised contest on ESPN — will see more than just a good football team; they’ll also get a glimpse at the heart of Baylor, as the university’s new 30-second commercial makes its debut. But you, Baylor family, don’t have to wait; you can see it […]

Big dreams, bigger talent: No. 4-ranked Baylor football set to open 2015 season

One week from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2015 season at SMU (6 p.m., ESPN). Coming off back-to-back Big 12 titles, the Bears will begin the year ranked No. 4 in the nation — the program’s best-ever preseason ranking. Why so high? For starters, Baylor returns 17 of 22 starters from last year’s […]

Brad Paisley to headline Traditions Rally 2015

For several years now, Baylor students and the Waco community have celebrated the start of football season with a combined pep rally and concert known as Traditions Rally. In 2012, Texas country artist Cory Morrow headlined the event; in 2013, it was singer-songwriter Ben Rector; and last fall, it was former American Idol winner Phillip […]

Baylor to Debut New Television Commercial Sept. 4

WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2015) – Baylor University will debut its new television commercial during Friday’s nationally televised football game between Baylor and SMU. The featured game on ESPN, the Bears and Mustangs will kick off at 6 p.m. at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas.

“The Rise and Fall of Atticus Finch?” Examined in Event Hosted by the Baylor Law School

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) – Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been a longstanding literary hero, but the publication of the sequel, “Go Set a Watchman,” leaves his hero status in question.

Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, BGCT Participate in ‘Passing of the Mantle’ Ceremony

DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) — The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), also known as Texas Baptists, hosted a Passing of the Mantle building ceremony Wednesday at the BGCT, located at 333 North Washington Ave. in Dallas.